This week’s Heroes episode will not include the Boston Red Sox, because they’re staying home for October. There won’t be a mention of the Emmys (Well, except for Chernobyl being recognized . . because it IS a must see). As for the Russians, Imma let Congress see red whilst I settle for blanco y azul.
This week, it’s all about tempo; as in quick strike hits on the stories of yea and nay. I was remiss in my story scooping this week, so I had to crash study the fucker into some form of coherence for my Friday exam, and then post it on Thursday because why not? And thank GOD for Fox News, because they make it easy to find Nero in the news worthy. So I begin with a double take of fake news . . .
Michael Knowles of The Daily Wire called Greta Thunberg- a 16 year old with Asperger’s- a “mentally ill Swedish child” for having the audacity to blast the climate change deniers. Much like the glaciers, this dude is all wet.
After Fox News apologized for the comments, Laura Ingraham went on her daily show and compared Thunberg to a character from Children of the Corn. Ingraham’s own brother tweeted (of course) that Ingraham cares more about her paycheck than her own children. Can’t wait to see the live stream from the Ingraham Thanksgiving dinner!
A New York teacher is on leave after asking students to write “funny” captions to images depicting slavery. Making this my WTF story of the week . . .
A Deputy Sheriff in Forsyth County, North Carolina footed the bill for a handicapped woman because he feared the eight dollars she had for gas might’ve left her stranded. So how’s about some praise at the pump for Chris Owen, who owned the moment.
Hakim Laws’ Monday morning consisted of catching babies being thrown out of a burning building in Philadelphia. When he came upon the burning building, he was prevented from entering by the smoke. So he stood on the pavement and yes . . he caught babies. Sign him up, Eagles!
And so Hakim tweeted (of course) his exploits whilst ribbing the Philadelphia Eagles Nelson Agholor by tweeting ” . .we was catching them. Unlike Agholor.” To which the star wide receiver tweeted back (of course) by calling Laws a hero and inviting him to a game. Well hells . . an athlete who gets it! That’s brotherly love right there.
As if peeps seeking romance ain’t got enough hurdles, now Match.com is catfishing with ’em as well. Save your money kids, and hit the produce aisle.
Congress did something right(!) when they passed the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019. The act calls for the Treasury Department to mint $1 silver coins to commemorate teacher/astronaut Christa McAuliffe. Money well spent.
The Anti-Defamation League has decided that the “OK” hand gesture is now a hate symbol, seeing as it was co-opted by white supremacists. I think when you start censoring the everyday, you’re simply giving power to the people we cannot afford to give it to.
It’s been a year since Daryn Sturch was driving with her daughter Bryanne when she came upon the scene of an accident involving several members of the Milwaukee Iron Biker Group. A nurse in Chili, Indiana, Sturch applied her skills to the accident victims, some of whom were critically injured. She remained on the scene until the paramedics arrived. Thanks in part to her efforts, all of the injured victims survived.
Sturch became Facebook friends with members of the group, and it was how the bikers learned that Bryanne’s lemonade stand sale had been rained out. They reached out to let Daryn know they would be in the area the following week, and they urged the kid to try the lemonade sale one more time.
Let’s just say Bryanne crushed her sales goals, thanks to the thirty bikers who showed up to partake. Daryn Sturch was beyond verklempt at the outpouring of love and support shown by the group, but really . . it was all about getting what you give. She made the scene for them, and hey . . all’s fair in love and lemonade.
“I think it’s a perfect example of how just because you don’t look the same way or dress the same way or have the same hobbies or interests doesn’t mean we don’t have the same core values inside us,” Sturch said. “We shouldn’t make assumptions about people, we should just love each other.”
When life hands you lemons, drink up.